Assistant Professor Criminal Justice Studies

Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

College of Arts and Sciences invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track, nine-month Assistant Professor position in Criminal Justice Studies beginning August 16, 2021.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. 

 As an interdisciplinary program, we are seeking a scholar to expand intelligence, criminal justice data analytics, homeland security, or cybersecurity curricular options for undergraduate students. This includes both technical and nontechnical aspects of the above areas. The successful candidate should have academic or professional experience in one or more of the following areas intelligence, criminal justice data analytics, cybersecurity, information security, risk and security management,  homeland security (financial, infrastructure, network, and social media), or legal aspects of privacy and justice. 

 Our faculty are established scholars with experience analyzing contemporary justice issues and the criminal justice system. Through service work and research students work with faculty mentors on projects that impact the practice of justice locally and nationally. Our interdisciplinary program has four concentrations: 1) business intelligence, 2) cybersecurity management, 3) criminal justice studies, and 4) pre-law. In each concentration students gain classroom and hands-on experience. Accelerated programs let students earn a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice Studies and a law degree in just five or six years. For more than 50 years, students in the Criminal Justice Studies Program at UD have gained an understanding of the historical and social contexts, legal practices, philosophical bases and political influences that shape the country’s criminal justice system.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and develop foundational courses in criminal justice, data analytics, intelligence, security. 
  • Engage in scholarship in area(s) of expertise
  • Collaboration with other units across campus in areas of shared interest
  • Share in academic advising and mentor students
  • Provide service to the department, School, University and the profession

 Minimum qualifications:

  • ABD in criminal justice, intelligence, security studies, cybersecurity-related disciplines (e.g. MIS, CS, data analytics, information security, etc.).
  • Potential to develop a research agenda related to criminal justice data analytics, intelligence, homeland security, or cybersecurity.
  • Ability to develop undergraduate and graduate courses related to intelligence, criminal justice data analytics, security, or cybersecurity.
  • Effective written communication skills.

 Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (please scan into one document for upload), a statement articulating teaching philosophy, contact information for three references. Letters of recommendation will be required at a later date. If ABD, please submit a letter from doctoral advisor indicating progress toward degree completion.

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 The posting closes March 10, 2021

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic Research University with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 

 Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

 The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at